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Derawar Fort in Cholistan.
Derawar Fort in Cholistan.

Cholistan Desert (Urdu: صحرائے چولستان, also locally known as Rohi) sprawls thirty kilometers from Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan and covers an area of 16,000 km². It adjoins the Thar desert extending over to Sindh and into India. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1027 KB) Derawer Fort at Cholistan Desert, Pakistan auteur : gul791 origine : http://www. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1027 KB) Derawer Fort at Cholistan Desert, Pakistan auteur : gul791 origine : http://www. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... Bahawal Pur (also Bhawalpur or Bhawulpore) (Urdu: بہاولپور ) is a city of (1998 pop. ... This article is about the Pakistani province. ... This article is about Faerûn, a fictional continent, the primary setting of Forgotten Realms Official Material Brief description by Ed Greenwood Categories: Forgotten Realms stubs | Forgotten Realms places ... This article is about arid terrain. ... Sindh (SindhÄ«: سنڌ, UrdÅ«: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhis. ...

The word Cholistan is derived from Cholna which means "moving". The people of Cholistan lead a semi-nomadic life, moving from one place to another in search of water and fodder for their animals. The dry bed of the Hakra River runs through the area, along which many settlements of the Indus Valley Civilisation have been found. The Hakra is the dried-out channel of a river in Pakistan that until about 2000 BC - 1500 BC was the continuation of the Ghaggar River in India. ... The Indus Valley Civilization existed along the Indus River and the Vedic Sarasvati River in present-day Pakistan. ...


Cholistan has changed amazingly over the history. The desert was under perennial regular irrigated cultivation till 1200 B C and under seasonal regular irrigated cultivation till about 600 B C. The area turned into arid and desolate desert with drying up of River Hakra. These days again, the desert is undergoing a process of profound change because of canal system originating from the River Sutlaj. But one can still find people living in houses made of mud and straw almost as they might have been living 200 years ago.

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To exactly know the History and details on "Cholistan" watch first and authentic "Visual Document (documentary)" on district Tharparkar watch geo television travel adventure show, 'Tharparkar Say Rohi Tak' .... (from Tharparka to Cholistan).

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